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College Completion Innovation Fund of Graduate NYC!

The foundation helped to form the first collaborative fund involving the City University of New York (CUNY) to focus exclusively on college retention and completion in New York City. Other collaborators include the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Capital One Foundation, Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, and the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation.

Graduate NYC! is a college readiness and success initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It brings together the resources of the Mayor’s Office, the NYC Department of Education, CUNY, several city agencies, and local community-based organizations with the goal of doubling the number of CUNY graduates by 2020.